Two women mourn the death of a relative in a cemetery in Batu Caves, Malaysia. (Reuters / Lim Huey Teng)
Corona virus has killed more than 18 thousand people in the world during the past 24 hours, which is a record, While the New dynasties from Britain and South Africa continue their unstoppable expansionThis is forcing more and more countries to close their borders.
Every day the situation worsens: The number of injuries in the world exceeded 100 million According to the World Health Organization (WHO), New types of virus keep spreading. The British are already present in 70 countries and South Africa in 31 countries.
in addition to, 18,109 deaths were recorded on Tuesday on planet Earth, It is a record since the outbreak of the pandemic, according to a tally recorded on Wednesday by France Press agency From official budgets.
This number confirms the trend observed since the beginning of the month. Daily death thresholds are being crossed more quickly and the curve is flattening in ever higher numbers (On average, 14,000 deaths per day since January 22, versus 10,000 at the end of November.)
In total, the Coronavirus has left 2.16 million deaths worldwide.A woman mourns the death of her husband in San Felipe, Texas. The United States is the country most affected by the epidemic (Reuters / Callahan O’Hare)
“We fight our lives fight”, But “We can defeat the virus and we will defeat it.”Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO Technical Director for fighting COVID-19, which has emerged in China, said.
The World Health Organization is currently investigating the health situation in that country It should be deep and clear.White House spokeswoman Jane Psaki said Wednesday.
Governments are under pressure
This situation is putting governments around the world under surveillance.
at The United Kingdom, the first European country to surpass 100,000 deaths, has announced the imposition of quarantine in hotels for residents who come to the country from countries considered at risk.
This will affect the action Passengers from 22 countries Such as South Africa, Portugal, and South American countries. In fact, access to British territory from those countries is already prohibited to all non-resident visitors.
Meanwhile, FinlandRelatively affected by the epidemic, It announced that it would tighten restrictions at the borderAnd a ban on “unnecessary” travel to its territory.
Norway adopted a similar measure, Closing its borders to almost all non-residents.
Argentina, at the same time, Airlines have been forced to reduce the frequency of flights to and from Europe, the United States, Brazil and Mexico, After the country recorded an increase in deaths and injuries.
Peru extended the state of emergency that had been in effect for 10 months until February 28While the second wave of the pandemic forced the government to restrict Lima and eight regions (16.4 million people, half of the country’s population), as of Sunday.
The Pan American Health Organization described its role Of concern is the situation in Brazil, The country with the highest number of deaths (nearly 220,000) after the United States.Brazil is the country with the largest number of deaths (nearly 220,000) after the United States. (EFE / Raphael Alves / File)
at France, As deaths continue to grow (over 75,000) The government said on Wednesday that it is studying various scenarios to try to halt the progress of COVID-19, As a new stone is “very strict”, as the current curfew, which begins at 6:00 pm, does not appear to be effective.
Israel closed the borders with Jordan and Egypt, after suspending international flights until January 31.
Inequality in vaccination
To date, at least 79.2 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been given in at least 69 countries or regions. According to an AFP tally on Wednesday at 11:00 GMT.
With everything, Vaccination remains a privilege for “high income” countries (According to World Bank standards), which focus 62% of the world’s injected dosesAnd the While inside them Only 16% of the world’s population lives.A health worker gives a vaccine at a vaccination center in Ridgefield, Washington (Reuters / Alisha Jusevich)
“If in the developed world we reach a situation where people who are in good health are not vaccinated and frontline workers and the vulnerable (in poor countries) are not vaccinated, then this is simply not fair.” Michael Ryan, Director of Emergency Operations at the World Health Organization said.
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